Tuesday 14 December 2010

Perfect Silence by Cage Against The Machine

Cage Against The Machine - 4'33" (Ronald Says 10 out of 10)
Last year Rage Against The Machine prevented yet another X Factor UK winner from taking the top spot in the music charts at Christmas. This spot is a highly desirable spot for artists but the yearly X Factor circus downgraded it to a joke. This year there's the Cage Against The Machine initiative to take the top spot instead of this year's X Factor winner. They managed to get many popular artists to join and recorded John Cage's 4'33" which is a three-movement composition consisting of the sounds of the environment that the listeners hear while it is performed instead of the instruments playing.

The Cage Against The Machine version is just as brilliant. Every time I listen to it it sounds different and I discover new sounds. It's just an impressive composition and one can only wonder how Cage was able to write it. Credit also to the artists taking part since they manage to capture the essence of the piece. A must buy for every music lover. All income will go to charity.

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